Asian-American Festival on June 6

The Tulsa City-County Library will present the 13th annual Asian-American Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6 at the Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.

The cultures of Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries in Asia are part of the festival.

Admission to the festival is free.

The festival kicks off at 10:45 a.m. with a traditional Chinese dragon dance performed by Luohan Wushu Kungfu Center. The festival also features martial arts demonstrations and an interactive tai chi presentation; Kamishibai storytelling; traditional Japanese drumming performance and tea ceremony; traditional Indonesian, Korean and Indian dances; authentic arts and crafts booths; kite-flying demonstrations; interactive educational booths featuring hands-on crafts and activities for kids; cosplay and traditional dress contests; plus a food concession with traditional Asian cuisine provided by India Palace and Lone Wolf Banh Mi (Vietnamese).

Participating groups include Thomas Academy of Taiji Kung Fu; Di Dim Dol; Happy Seniors Asian American Association; Lilik and Company World Fusion Dance Ensemble; Indian Association of Greater Tulsa; Ohitsuji Taiko; Wolfe Pack Taekwondo; Beihai, China Sister City; Catholic Charities of Tulsa; East Asian Institute/Confucius Institute, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa; Indonesian Club; Tokyo in Tulsa; Tulsa Japanese Friendship Club; Tulsa Language and Culture Bank; Utsunomiya, Japan Sister City; Kaohsiung, Taiwan Sister City; and YWCA Multicultural Service Center.

Visitors to the festival can check out the new collection of Chinese books and other resources, made possible by Tulsa City-County Library’s partnership with the Shanghai Library.

Visit www.TulsaLibrary.org/asianfestival for a schedule of presentations, or call 918-549-7323 for more information about the Asian-American Festival.